Raymond John Gooding Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

  • General
  • Election History
  • Party History
  • Division History
  • Members Interests
  • Committees
  • Outside Bodies
  • Training History
  • Hospitality and Gifts
  • Allowances and Expenses
Raymond John Gooding Cabinet Member for Education and Skills
06 May 2021
First Elected
05 May 2005
Conservative Party
Essex County Council
County Hall
Duke Street
Telephone No:
03330 131722
Roles and Responsibilities

Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Mainstream schools and education including: diversity, organisation, planning and admissions; standards and achievement; attendance; 14-19 provision; transport for educational purposes; behaviour and education welfare services


Early Years and pre-school; Special Schools; Special Education Needs provision, including specialist and complex services in mainstream schools; School improvement; Alternative Provision; Raising the Participation Age; Passenger Transport, including buses and concessionary buses; Youth services and careers advice; School crossing patrols; Education Capital Programmes; School Admissions and Transport Awards; Essex Education Services; Post 16 skills and apprenticeships; Adult Community Learning; Employability and Skills - Operations; Universities


The Electoral Division Profile can be found here


Job Title:
2012/13: £11499.96 (Basic Responsibility Allowance) £33312.30 (Special Responsibility)
2012/13: £4235.80

Election History

Thu 5 May 2005 Wed 3 Jun 2009 Re-elected
Thu 4 Jun 2009 Wed 1 May 2013 Re-elected
Thu 2 May 2013 Wed 3 May 2017 Re-elected
Thu 4 May 2017 Wed 5 May 2021 Re-elected
Thu 6 May 2021  

Party Representation History

Conservative PartyThu 4 Jun 2009

Division Representation History

StanstedThu 4 Jun 2009

Current Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining Date
Cabinet Cabinet Member for Education and Skills10 May 2017
Essex Health and Wellbeing Board Substitute22 May 2013
Full Council Member05 May 2017

Past Committee Memberships

Past CommitteePast RolePast Joining DatePast Leaving Date
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Corporate Parenting Panel Member05 February 201002 May 2013
Full Council Member04 June 200902 May 2013
Shadow Health and Wellbeing Board Member01 September 201227 March 2013
Development and Regulation Committee Member04 June 200908 May 2012
Health Overview Policy and Scrutiny Committee Member04 June 200908 May 2012

Personal Register of Interests

Date of NoticeReceipt by Monitoring OfficerView
04 March 202104 March 2021 View

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNatureView
There are no meeting declarations for this member.
Fri, 19 Feb 2021Elective Home Education 
Mon, 23 Nov 2020Training - Polling Dates 
Thu, 8 Oct 2020Briefing from PFC Commissioner 
Thu, 30 Jul 2020Training on Covid-19 
Mon, 2 Mar 2020Report It Tool 
Tue, 21 Jan 2020GDPR 
Tue, 15 Oct 2019Just About Managing and Care Leavers 
Tue, 1 Oct 2019Flooding in Essex 
Mon, 24 Jun 2019Brexit 
Tue, 18 Jun 2019Dementia 
Thu, 7 Feb 2019Environment and Waste 
Tue, 12 Jun 2018Cabinet and Deputy Cabinet Member Training 
Mon, 26 Feb 2018Virtual Dementia Tour 
Tue, 5 Dec 2017E-learning: Anti Bribery and money Laundering  
Tue, 5 Dec 2017E-learning: Anti-fraud and corruption 
Mon, 4 Dec 2017Rural Community Council of Essex (RCCE) 
Thu, 2 Nov 2017North Essex Garden Communities 
Mon, 5 Jun 2017Cabinet Member and Deputy Cabinet Member Induction 
Tue, 12 Apr 2016Member Code of Conduct and Declarations of Interests 
Tue, 16 Feb 2016Development Session on Bradwell 
Wed, 8 Jan 2014Media Training 
Thu, 9 May 2013Information Technology 
Thu, 24 Jan 2013Speed Effective Reading 
Thu, 24 Jan 2013Community Right to Challenge 
Wed, 31 Oct 2012Social Media 
Tue, 25 Sep 2012Community Budgets 
Wed, 5 Sep 2012E-learning: Good Decision Making 
Wed, 5 Sep 2012E-learning: Safeguarding 
Wed, 5 Sep 2012E-learning: Adults, Health and Community Wellbeing Induction 
Wed, 5 Sep 2012E-learning: Introduction to Diversity and Equality 
Thu, 12 Jul 2012Media Training 
Fri, 1 Jun 2012Public Speaking Skills 
Wed, 25 Apr 2012Emergency Planning and the Olympics 
Thu, 29 Mar 2012School Improvement and Education 
Wed, 29 Feb 2012Diversity and Equality 
Tue, 13 Dec 2011Member Development Charter Introductory Workshop 
Fri, 25 Nov 2011Development and Regulation Training 
Fri, 28 Oct 2011Waste Issues 
Fri, 23 Sep 2011Development and Regulation Training 
Fri, 26 Aug 2011Development and Regulation Training 
Tue, 16 Aug 2011ePayroll 
Tue, 12 Jul 2011Corporate Vision 
Fri, 27 May 2011Development and Regulation Training 
Wed, 20 Apr 2011Development and Regulation Training 
Mon, 8 Nov 2010Code of Conduct 
Mon, 1 Mar 2010Community Leadership Market Place Event 
Tue, 8 Sep 2009Introduction to Schools, Children and Families 
Thu, 16 Feb 2012 Dinner at Rhodes Centre Bishops Stortford hosted by Herts & Essex Newspapers 150th anniversary. All guests presented with Schaeffer ball pen and bottle of beer from McMullen's Brewery.>£25

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